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Alex William "Boo" Broussard

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Alex William Alex Boo, Uncle Boo, Pop Pop Broussard died Friday, September 6, 2013, in his home at the age of 85. A lifelong resident of Beaumont, he was a fourth generation Texan, third generation funeral director and a descendant of a pioneer family. His final months were filled with struggles and challenges, but they were always overcome by the love of his wife and family. He was a proud graduate of St. Anthony's High School and Texas A&M University, where he served in the Corp of Cadets. After graduating from college, Alex served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in the Korean War and was awarded the honor of Bronze Star. On his return from Korea, he began his career with his father and brother in the family business, Broussard's Mortuary. Alex served his faith, community and his profession proudly throughout his life. Alex is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Marie; sons, Dale of Nederland; Tom and his wife, Donna, of Lumberton; and David and his wife, Toni, of Spring; daughter, Marian West and her husband, Steve, of Carrollton; his sister, Betty Heine of Terre Haute, Indiana; brother, James and his wife, Barbara, of Beaumont. He was Pop Pop: to grandchildren: Dale, Lee, Chris, Katie, Brittany, Elizabeth, Bailey, Alex, Brooklyn, Josh, Jason and Brian; great-grandchildren, Brianna, Tanner and Julianna; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, who always lovingly referred to him as Uncle Boo; and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Dale Broussard, who died during World War II on Iwo Jima. A Christian Vigil for Mr. Broussard will be 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 9, 2013, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77706 or Beaumont Rotary Foundation, Inc., 2355 IH 10 S, Suite 213, Beaumont, Texas 77705. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 9, 2013
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Broussard Mortuary
2000 McFaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-1621
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